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Help us Help – raising awareness

20 Nov

Are you wanting to help those you see sleeping rough and begging? come and speak to volunteers and officers at the Help Us Help Christmas Market.  Please refer to the literature below to find out what items to donate and a map listing support in the city centre.

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Private Sector Housing Strategy Feedback and Consultation

24 Sep

Phase 1 Consultation

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the Private Sector Housing Strategy Survey which took place in June and July 2019. A total of 217 households responded, 125 home owners and 92 private renters. Below is some feedback from the consultation and our response.

You told us:

  • You want more housing advice and information on our website and for us to promote it through social media.
  • You would find it helpful if we provided the following advice and support:
  • Help to make your home more energy efficient, sustainable and low carbon through better insulation, renewal energies and upgrading heating systems
  • A handy person scheme to carry out small repairs and home and garden maintenance
  • Home security advice
  • Help to find more affordable accommodation especially in the private rented sector
  • More landlord regulation and greater tenancy security for private rented tenants

Following feedback from this consultation the challenges identified in the Strategy are:

  • Challenge 1 – Limited awareness of the support available to home owners and private renters
  • Challenge 2 – Poor condition of private sector housing
  • Challenge 3 – Climate change
  • Challenge 4 – Managing the private rented sector
  • Challenge 5 – People living in unsuitable homes which is affecting their health
  • Challenge 6 – Increasing numbers of long term empty homes
  • Challenge 7 – Rising house prices and private rents
  • Challenge 8 – Sustainable neighbourhoods


To address these challenges and support private residents in their homes we have identified four priorities for the Strategy. These have been revised following feedback in the first phase of consultation.


  Proposed priorities in the consultation Proposed revised priorities
1 Provide the right housing advice and support to home owners and  private rented tenants Provide the right housing advice and support to home owners, private rented tenants and landlords
2 Improve the condition of private sector housing Improve the condition, safety and energy efficiency of private sector housing
3 Support vulnerable people to live healthy and independent lives in their home Support people to live healthy independent lives in their home
4 Make the best use of existing homes in the city Improve access to affordable housing in the private sector to sustain neighbourhoods

The full draft Strategy is available to download below

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Please take the time to read this document and give your views. This feedback will be considered when developing the final Private Sector Housing Strategy and will help to make sure that our proposed plans meet the needs of home owners and private rented tenants living in Sheffield.

Give Us Your Views

Final Notification on the Removal of BT Payphones in the Sheffield Area

13 Sep

Final Notice – Removal of BT Payphones in the Sheffield Area

 We initially consulted on BTs proposals to remove several payphones in the Sheffield Area from 14 June to 16 July 2019.  A further consultation was then undertaken from 9 August to 9 September 2019 on a ‘First Notification’ draft decision to object to the proposal.

We have now issued a ‘Final Notification’ which is our final decision on whether to object or consent to the removal of the payphone equipment at the 31 proposed locations across the city.

A copy of the final notification can be seen here. The response to the consultations can be viewed at



Grey to Green Phase 2 newsletter

11 Sep

Grey to green Phase 2

Fostering Information Evening – Wednesday 11 September

10 Sep
  • Spare room?
  • Over 21 years old?
  • Experience of caring for children?

Come to the Quaker Meeting House (10 St.James’ Street, S1 2EW) from 6pm-8pm to find out more about fostering and how you can change the life of a Sheffield child.

There is time for a tea/coffee before we start, available from 5.45pm.

Chat to experienced foster carers and social workers to ask them any questions about fostering.

Please call Ruth in the Fostering Recruitment Team on 0114 273 5075 to let us know you are coming.

Sheffield Directory

2 Jul

Sheffield Directory is an online directory of voluntary, community, faith sector, health & social care organisations in Sheffield, covering adults, children & young people, families and Local Offer (SEN and Disabilities 0-25).

The directory has details of groups, services, classes, venues etc. You can filter and search to find what you need.

To access the directory please click on the link below:




World Refugee Day

19 Jun

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